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Indonesia moves to ban sex outside marriage

Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP |  Indonesia is set to vote on a plan to outlaw gay and pre-marital sex while beefing up its blasphemy laws in a shakeup fuelled by religious conservatism and slammed by rights groups Thursday. The proposed criminal law overhaul could affect millions in the world’s biggest …

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OFFERTORY: One shot dead at Rubaga Cathedral

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A security guard has shot dead a man who had raided stores where offertory is kept at the Rubaga Catholic shrine next to the cathedral. Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango identified the deceased as William Otuke. He was reportedly part of a gang …

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Pope Francis to visit Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius

  Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster. The pope will visit Mozambique and Madagascar, as well as Mauritius, countries visited by pope John Paul II …

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Mityana’s Kaziimba is Church of Uganda Archbishop-elect

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bishop Dr. Samuel Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu from Mityana is the new Church of Uganda Archbishop-elect. He will in March be installed as the 9th Church of Uganda Archbishop. He edged out other contenders who were Bishop Sheldon Mwesigwa of Ankole Diocese, Bishop Samuel George Bogere …

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African church vocations still strong says Bishop Zziwa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Catholic Church vocations in Africa remain strong despite turbulent waves sweeping across the continent, the Bishop of Kiyinda – Mityana Diocese has said. Bishop Zziwa who was speaking on Wednesday at the Uganda Episcopal Conference Secretariat, Nsambya, says the Church has firmly withstood numerous devastating …

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Cows come home to haunt India’s Modi

Pilani, India | AFP | One of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s signature policies has been protecting cows, but for Raghuvir Singh Meena — a Hindu farmer struggling to protect his crop of chickpeas from roaming cattle — it has gone too far. Farmers overwhelmingly supported Modi’s nationalist party when …

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Facts about Sharia law around the world

Hong Kong, China | AFP |  Brunei on Wednesday introduced harsh new sharia laws — including death by stoning for adultery and gay sex — despite a storm of global criticism from rights groups. Although most Muslim nations incorporate elements of sharia law in their legal systems, very few carry …

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